TRAVEL, RESEARCH AND TEACHING IN GUATEMALA AND MEXICO
IN QUEST OF THE PRE-COLUMBIAN HERITAGE Volume 2. MEXICO
About the Book
This book is entitled Travel, Research, and Teaching in Guatemala and Mexico: In Search of the Pre-Columbian Heritage (volume II, Mexico). This book in its totality of two volumes has various facets: it is comprised of anecdotes and thoughts on travel, research, and teaching in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico from 1962 to 2000; it is a reflection on important topics and concepts of pre-Columbian culture, and finally, it is a summary of classroom guidelines and Professor Curran’s notes on a major work on the civilizations of pre-Columbian Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico and important documentary films on the same. Volume II treats Mexico. An introduction and overview of the sites in Mexico is seen in text and photos from the Museo de Antropología e Historia in Mexico City, the best of its kind. Again, volume II treats modern urban cities and rural towns near the pre-Columbian sites: Mexico City, Oaxaca, San Cristóbal de las Casas, and Mérida in the Yucatán. The well-known pre-Columbian sites in volume II are Teotihuacán, Monte Albán, Mitla, Palenque, Uxmal, Chichén-Itzá, and Tulum. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white travel photos by Curran.
About the Author
Mark Curran taught Spanish American civilization at Arizona State University in a career spanning forty-three years. His PhD in Spanish and Latin American studies from Jesuit Saint Louis University prepared him for this endeavor. Intermittent study, travel, and research in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico took place from 1962 to 2000 with emphasis on modern indigenous centers and famous pre-Columbian sites.